The Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire : an instrument for measuring patterns for coping with decisional conflict
Mann, Leon, Burnett, Paul C., Radford, Mark, & Ford, Steve (1997) The Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire : an instrument for measuring patterns for coping with decisional conflict. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 10(1), pp. 1-19.
A study was conducted to examine the factorial validity of the Flinders Decision Making Questionnaire (Mann, 1982), a 31-item self-report inventory designed to measure tendencies to use three major coping patterns identified in the conflict theory of decision making (Janis and Mann, 1977): vigilance, hypervigilance, and defensive avoidance (procrastination, buck-passing, and rationalization). A sample of 2051 university students, comprising samples from Australia (n=262), New Zealand (n=260), the USA (n=475), Japan (n=359), Hong Kong (n=281) and Taiwan (n=414) was administered the DMQ. Factorial validity of the instrument was tested by confirmatory factor analysis with LISREL. Five different substantive models, representing different structural relationships between the decision-coping patterns had unsatisfactory fit to the data and could not be validated. A shortened instrument, containing 22 items, yielded a revised model comprising four identifiable factors-vigilance, hypervigilance, buck-passing, and procrastination. The revised model had adequate fit with data for each country sample and for the total sample, and was confirmed. It is recommended that the 22-item instrument, named the Melbourne DMQ, replace the Flinders DMQ for measurement of decision-coping patterns.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Coping, Decisional Conflict, Melbourne Decision-Making Questionnaire|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1997 John Wiley & Sons|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2009 10:35|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 02:58|
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